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The Edenvale Branch Library is happy to present the "Critters & Continents Puppet Show" by Tony Borders on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 11:00 am.
Families will learn about different continents and hear from the special animals who live there! Tony Borders, puppeteer, magician and ventriloquist, will present this fun show for the entire family in the Edenvale Branch Library Community Room.
Check out Tony Borders' website to see pictures of some awesome puppets!
This delightful show will also be presented at the following locations:
The theme of the 2011 Summer Reading Celebration is One World, Many Stories! Starting June 18th, your local San José Public Library location will be having special events to celebrate.
Childhood is a great time to start learning a second language (or continue exposure to a first language). In the month of June, the San Jose Public Library will offer several performances that give you the opportunity to be entertained, while immersing your child& in Spanish.
This bilingual (Spanish / English) show will include songs, stories, music and fun for children age 1-6.
Aztec Pinocchio with Caterpillar puppets
This show tells the story of Maldo the Magician and how he brings to life his little marionette boy, using a butterfly for a heart.
This bilingual performance will take place at:
Hillview Branch Library on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 6:30pm,
Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library on Thursday June 23, 2011 at 3:00pm,
Dr. Cruz-Alum Rock Branch Library on Saturday June 25, 2011 at 2:00pm,
Colibrí, Spanish for hummingbird, is a duo that presents lively, interactive musical journeys through Latin America. Using an exciting array of traditional folk instruments, Lichi Fuentes and Alisa Peres create a bridge linking children in the U.S. with those in the Spanish-speaking world.
You can enjoy the music of Colibrí at:
Willow Glen Branch Library on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 2:00pm
Almaden Branch Library on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 3:00pm
Dr. Cruz-Alum Rock Branch Library on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 2:00pm
The San José Public Library also offers a variety of Spanish/English bilingual books for children and parents to enjoy. Here are a few favorites:
The Edenvale Branch Library will host a monthly Origami Club on Friday February 4 at 4:00 PM. Our wonderful volunteer chooses new origami designs each month to teach to children, teens and adults. Everyone is welcome!
On Saturday, February 5, at 1:00 PM, Arclight Repertory Outreach will present a Puppetry Workshop especially for children ages 6 and up at Edenvale Branch Library. Participants will create their own unique puppets and learn how to give them life and character through voice and movement. Younger children are also welcome to attend this workshop and create puppets with help of their parents/caregivers.
If you can’t make it to either of these programs, here are some fun books you can check out:
Children love puppets so why not have them make their own! As part of our Friday Fun series, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library will be hosting a “Puppet Making for Families,” program on Friday, January 28 at 4:00PM. Children ages 2-8 and their parents/caregivers will have fun at this delightful interactive program. Children can continue this puppet making fun by checking out some of the many puppet making books we have at the library. Remember that Friday Fun happens every Friday aftenoon at 4:00PM. It’s a great and fun way to start off the weekend and we have some great programs planned for February: Making Musical Instruments, Valentine Craft, Mural Making and more! Join us!
Make puppets and learn about how puppets can help children learn language in this workshop for families with children ages 3 to 7.
Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 2:00pm
Ready for some puppet fun? The Edenvale Branch Library will host “Puppet Making for Families,” a delightful interactive program for children aged 3 to 7 and their parents/caregivers on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Can’t make it to this event? The San Jose Public Library System has plenty of puppetry books that can be found in the online catalog.
Here are two to explore: